Memphis to Manchester (Music)
With John Wendland
Thu Jun 13th 2013 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
FONTELLA BASS “Home Wrecker” from Jewel/Paula Blues Story (Fuel 2000 2013) N —Written by Bobby Patterson and recorded circa 1972. This was taken from this new 2-CD collection of blues recordings made for the Jewel/Paula label.Buy it!
Jackie Ross “Selfish One” from Jerk & Twine: The Complete Chess Recordings (Kent 2012) —Written by William McKinley and Carl Smith and recorded for Chess in 1964. Both Jackie Ross and Fontella Bass were born in St. Louis.Buy it!
Johnny Copeland & His Soul Agents “Soul Power” from Johhny Copeland: It's Me - Classic Texas Soul 1965-72 (Kent 2013) N —Written by Johnny Copeland and recorded in 1970.Buy it!
Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes “Love Letter” from Baby Caught The Bus (Vanguard 2013) —This Melbourne soul band first released this in Australia in 2012 and then Vanguard released it in the U.S. in 2013. Clairy Browne has a really powerful voice that works really well on the 60s pop, soul and R&B influences on this album.Buy it!
The Bamboos & Tim Rogers “I Got Burned” from Medicine Man (Tru Thoughts 2012) —This Australian soul and funk band has guest vocals by Tim Rogers of You Am I on this track. Great single. Two tracks out of Melbourne, Australia.Buy it!
The Sweet Inspirations “But You Know I Love You” from Sweet Dreams: Where Country Meets Soul - Vol. 2 (Kent 2013) N —1969 Atlantic cover version of a song originally recorded by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition in 1968.Buy it!
Arthur Alexander “Every Day I Have To Cry” from Lonely Just Like Me (Nonesuch 2005) —Written by Arthur Alexander and produced by Ben Vaughn. This album marked a terrific return to form after a long layoff from recording. Sadly, he passed away from a heart attack several months after this release.Buy it!
--- “Theme From Toonces The Driving Cat” from --- (Unknown) —C'mon, sing along! Kittypalooza is at Off Broadway this Friday (6/14). Great local bands doing cat-themed songs. Why would you even think of missing this?Buy it!
Top Cat Orchestra & Chorus “Top Cat Theme Song” from Feline Groovy (Ace 2008) —Recorded in 1962 for the 'Top Cat' Hanna & Barbera cartoon TV series. Hopefully, this put peopel in a Kittypalooza frame of mind.Buy it!
The Blind Eyes “World Record” (self-released 2013) N L —Written by Seth Porter and found on their forthcoming 5-song EP. - Sat 6/15 The Blind Eyes and Beth Bombara Album Release Party – Off BroadwayBuy it!
The School “When He Kisses Me” from Never Thought I'd See The Day - EP (Elefant Records 2012) —Written by Jonathan Richman. - This band from Wales put on a terrific show in front of a crowd of 23 people last week at Off Broadway.Buy it!
Steelism “9 to 5 Jive” from The Intoxicating Sounds of Pedal Steel & Guitar - EP (Theory 8 Records 2012) —Instrumental from their 2012 debut EP release. This band is made up of Jeremy Fetzer from Ohio who plays the Telecaster and Spencer Cullum, Jr. from Essex, England who plays pedal steel.Buy it!
The Remodels “Girl Don't Come” from The Remodels (The Remodels 2010) L —Fri 6/14 Kittypalooza! Proceeds benefit Tenth Life Cat Rescue with Langen Neubacher, Finn’s Motel, The Deciders, 3 Cows in the Road, The Jump Starts, Spectator, Melody Den, Aquitaine, The Remodels, The Love Experts, The Vondrukes and Brothers LazaroffBuy it!
Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy “Breakdown” from What The Brothers Sang (Drag City / Palace Records 2013) N —Written by Kris Kristofferson and found on this album made up entirely of songs previously recorded by the Everly Brothers.Buy it!
Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty “You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly” from Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta Lynn Collection (Geffen* Records 1994) —Recorded in 1978. Written by L.E. White and Lola Jean Dillon.Buy it!